Aug. 23, 2011
Dr. Kacy King, who has been the lead learning specialist of Athletic Academic Services at Duke University, has been named Director of Educational Services at Florida State University. She comes to FSU from Duke University where she has worked the past four years within the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes, Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services Jason Pappas announced. “We are very fortunate to have recruited someone of Kacy’s caliber, she will be a great resource for our tutorial coordinator and learning specialists” “We are very excited to have Dr. King join our SAAS team.”
King served as Academic Coordinator for the football and volleyball programs at Duke University (2007-2011). She also developed a mentor program for student-athletes to help with the transition from high school to college. Additionally she coordinated the educational testing for student-athletes.
Prior to arriving at Duke, King worked as an Academic Coordinator, Assistant for Life Skills, and Lead Academic Mentor at Michigan State University (2002-2007). During her time in Michigan, she taught a College Success Seminar at Jackson Community College in Jackson, Michigan, in the Department of Foundation Studies. She also taught student leadership training at Michigan State.
A native of Bexley, Ohio, King received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in 2001. She was a member of the field hockey program and earned Academic All-America honors. In 2004, she earned a master’s degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education from Michigan State. She continued her education at Michigan State, earning her Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education with a cognate in Educational Psychology in 2008.
Kacy is married to Andrew King. They have one daughter, Ellery.